Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts - Kristina Myrvold

Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts - Kristina Myrvold

Gitamahatmya! Paratexts in Miniature Bhagavad Gitas with Special Reference to Pictures and Gender

Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts - Kristina Myrvold

Jon Skarpeid [+-]
University of Stavanger
Jon Skarpeid is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Stavanger University. His research interests include religion and aesthetics.

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Miniature books, handwritten or printed books in the smallest format, have fascinated religious people, printers, publishers, collectors, and others through the centuries because of their unique physical features, and continue to captivate people today. The small lettering and the delicate pages, binding, and covers highlight the material form of texts and invite sensory engagement and appreciation. This volume addresses miniature books with a special focus on religious books in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The book presents various empirical contexts for how the smallest books have been produced, distributed, and used in different times and cultures and also provides theoretical reflections and comments that discuss the divergent formats and functions of books.

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Skarpeid, Jon. Gitamahatmya! Paratexts in Miniature Bhagavad Gitas with Special Reference to Pictures and Gender. Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 177-200 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781798614. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37768. Date accessed: 23 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37768. Oct 2019

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